Legendary jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter has died at the age of 89. In his 12-time Grammy-winning career, Shorter performed in Miles Davis’ quintet from 1964-1970 and went on to form the trailblazing jazz fusion group Weather Report.
The New York Times was first to report the news of Shorter’s death.
Born in Newark, N.J., on Aug. 25, 1933, Shorter got his first taste of wide exposure when he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in 1959. A remarkable stint performing with and composing music for Davis followed, highlighted by early jazz fusion recordings such as In a Silent Way and Bitches’ Brew. This late ’60s period was also marked by his
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